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Book Thrifty car rentals in Sydney

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Thrifty car rental prices in Sydney

EconomyC$ 46/day
CompactC$ 50/day
IntermediateC$ 48/day
Full-sizeC$ 86/day
SUVC$ 71/day
Full-size SUVC$ 69/day
Passenger VanC$ 79/day
Compact SUVC$ 53/day
Supplier choiceC$ 56/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 62/day
Standard SUVC$ 83/day
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Reviews for Thrifty in Sydney

Pros

" and clean"(in 2376 reviews)
"The "(in 959 reviews)
", easy pick up."(in 959 reviews)

Cons

"Thrifty's was terrible."(in 203 reviews)
" inside."(in 69 reviews)
" is horrible."(in 203 reviews)
Overall Rating7.8 GoodBased on 12 reviews
Cleanliness
8.0
Comfort
7.8
Overall
7.6
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.5
Value for money
7.1

Recent reviews

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10.0
Friendly staff-economical car.Reviewed 22 Apr. 2024
review fromkayak
6.0
Pros:The class of vehicle i booked was not available, yet I was charged the full amount BEFORE being informed that the full size SUV was not available. When I wanted to compare other options and cost, I was told to wait (with a 1 year old baby, after a 14 he flight) and ignored for an hour. Staff was short, rude and not interested in providing information. When I offered to return the nexr day to collect the class of vehicle I booked, that was also declined. I eventually got a smaller car, that forced me to change my family holiday plans, required the use of a second vehicle for 5 days.Cons:I should've received the car I booked, or provided with alternatives. I use Thrifty aften (4 times a year, for about 3 months in total) but will reconsider my options in futureReviewed 22 Jan. 2020
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:The staff member we dealt with at Sydney Airport could not have been better. She was helpful, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Well done Thrifty for employing the nicest staff!!Cons:The whole process was flawless, great service.Reviewed 6 Jan. 2020
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Very helpful staff,Reviewed 28 Nov. 2019
review fromkayak
2.0
Pros:Nothing !!! They could not provide the car that I booked and paid for in advance. They stated that a Mercedez and a Toyota are the same categorie ( which they are NOT) So they cancelled my 2 reservations and I had to find a different alternative. Very in professional I travel to many countries and I will NEVER use them again. Now I have to get my money refunded let see how that goes.Reviewed 29 Oct. 2019
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:The front desk was very helpful in making sure our group got the best SUV for our needs. The staff at return was incredibly quick and friendly.Cons:Instructions on which terminal is best for returning cars would have been helpful. We had to take the bus 4km because we dropped off the car at the domestic, instead of the international terminal.Reviewed 19 Sep. 2019
review fromkayak
8.8
Would rent Thrifty again in SydneyPros:Great pick up and drop off options. Clean car. Great Staff. Very friendly.Cons:I did not like the fact that Kayak did not send reservation confirmation to Thrifty, they still honored it but they had to hustle getting me a car at the pick up location. I also did not like the website info for Drop off. I had to find out on drop off date that Thrifty had a Domestic and International Drop off location with COMPLETELY different procedures.Reviewed 19 Nov. 2018
review fromkayak
10.0
Pros:Clarence Cruz at the reception was very helpful ans friendlyReviewed 19 Feb. 2018
review fromkayak
4.0
Cons:Disliked the fact that trifty charge u access even if not at fault. They force u to get access reduction. Lady who served was arrogant and rude. Will not be hiring from thrifty ever again.Reviewed 6 Jan. 2018
review fromkayak
6.0
Cons:Hidden fee'sReviewed 27 Nov. 2017
review fromkayak
7.6
Great, friendly staffPros:Staff were MORE than helpful and did everything possible to ensure a great experience.Cons:Car was the cleanest that we looked at but still not spotless.Reviewed 15 Jan. 2017
review fromkayak
6.0
insurance messaging is interestingPros:the car was goodCons:I buy insurance ahead and the counter people tell me that it doesn't work so I have to buy the insurance again. The fees are as much as the car itself.Reviewed 10 Jan. 2017
review fromkayak

Where can I find Thrifty car rentals in Sydney?

Address

Corner Bourke & Gardeners Rd

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

Phone

+61 2 9699 9555

Address

9 A York St

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+61 292 767 330

Address

48 Ross Smith Ave

Hours

Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00

Phone

+61 136139

Address

191 William St

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+61 130 367 227

Address

Sydney Intl Ap

Hours

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

Phone

+61 2 9582 1722

Address

10/209 Harris St

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+61 136139

Address

Sir John Young Crescent

Hours

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 15:30
Wednesday08:30 - 15:30
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Phone

+61 2 9221 2231

Address

95 Riley St/of 65 William St

Hours

Monday07:30 - 17:30
Tuesday07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:30
Friday07:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

Phone

+61 136139

Good to know

Most popular location

48 Ross Smith Ave

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 96/day

Good deal

C$ 88/day

Top tips for renting a car from Thrifty in Sydney

  • Once you book Thrifty car hire in Sydney, you will be in a better position to explore the various attractions in the city. For instance, you will enjoy family time at Royal National Park, Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park or Lane Cove National Park. Consider driving to Bondi Beach, Lady Bay Beach or Milk Beach for scenic ocean views. If you are a history lover, you have a lot to explore, including Powerhouse Museum, Australian Museum and the Rocks Discovery Museum. You will enjoy freedom and flexibility by creating your plan. Car hire also saves time because there are few or no stops compared to public transit options. Finally, Thrifty car hire will allow privacy throughout your vacation.
  • Depending on your budget, taste and purpose, Thrifty car hire in Sydney has a fleet of cars for you. Economy and compact cars are smaller than other models, are fuel efficient, and have air conditioning. These properties make them an excellent option when travelling on a budget. If in Sydney for a family vacation, consider mid or full-size vehicles as they are spacious with more luggage room. For those travelling as a group, you can consider the mini-vans slightly bigger than the SUVs. Other cars you can choose from include convertible vehicles for a luxurious ride.
  • Driving in Sydney can be exhausting, especially during peak hours around 7:00-9:00 am and 4:00-6:00 pm. It is also essential to know some of the most congested roads in Sydney if you are in a hurry. They include Parramatta Road joining the city and the western areas. This road is toll-free and most congested during peak hours. However, pathways like Bondi Road are also prone to congestion. Be careful around the CBD, as the streets can be challenging to navigate without a navigation system.
  • After you finalise the rental agreement, it is necessary to go through the basic road regulations in Sydney. First, note the speed, which is about 25 mph around schools. In residential areas, 30 mph is allowable, while 70 mph is the limit on motorways. Use appropriate child seats for kids and ensure all the passengers wear seat belts. Also, note that some toll roads in Sydney, such as the Hills M2 Motorway, charge a toll.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Thrifty in Sydney for C$ 88 or less.
  • Book your rental car from Thrifty in Sydney at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price.
  • Compact rental cars from Thrifty in Sydney are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about renting a car from Thrifty in Sydney

  • What are the best pick-up locations for Thrifty car hire in Sydney?

    Thrifty has several car hire locations and pick-up points, including Sydney Airport (SYD). The car rental desks are easily accessible from any terminal building if you are an International passenger. However, domestic passengers should head to Terminal 2 or 3. There is a free shuttle to facilitate movement between the three terminals. Other Thrifty car hire locations include Keith Smith Ave, Sir John Young Crescent and William Street. If you opt for the off-airport site, there are shuttle services from the airport.

  • What are the different car rental benefits offered by Thrifty car hire in Sydney?

    Thrifty car hire in Sydney is very conscious regarding cleanliness. The vehicles are renewed often to avoid any breakdown during your vacation. Thrifty has low rental rates and provides cars with low mileage. Thrifty also has Blue Chip Membership programme, with which the members receive rewards.

  • What are the best places to park a thrifty car hire in Sydney?

    Street parking is slightly tricky in Sydney as most streets are reserved for locals. If you consider any available street park, it might be expensive with limited durations of 2 hours during the day and 4 hours at night. Parking in the Central Business District is also had to come by. Fortunately, Sydney has free parking on the main streets outside the city centre. Thus, you should consider indoor parking near World Square. You can use parking apps like Park ‘n' Pay to reserve parking space near Sydney city centre.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Thrifty in Sydney?

    On average a rental car from Thrifty in Sydney costs C$ 96 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Thrifty in Sydney?

    Compact (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Thrifty in Sydney.

  • How many car rental locations does Thrifty have in Sydney?

    Thrifty has 8 rental locations in Sydney. Take a look at our Thrifty rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Does Thrifty have a car rental location at the airport: Kingsford Smith airport (SYD)?

    Yes

  • Does Thrifty offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Kingsford Smith airport (SYD)?

    Yes